Centre announces 2020 RICE symposium winners

Centre College recently held a virtual version of the 13th annual Research, Internships and Creative Endeavors (RICE) symposium. New this year, RICE included prizes for the best two presentations or posters from each academic division. Winners were chosen by appointed faculty judges. The Dean's Office and the Undergraduate Research Committee share the divisional presentation winners:

Centre students create Minecraft Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2020

For the first time, a group of Centre College students recently created and held a Minecraft Graduation Ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2020. Attendees could either watch the livestream event, or, if they had a Minecraft account, they could join and be a part of the ceremony. The program included speakers Cruz Avendaño Dreyfuss

Centre College announces 2020 tenure and promotions

The following faculty tenure and promotions were recently announced at Centre College: Professor Genny Ballard Genny Ballard Awarded Promotion to Full Professor Genny Ballard joined Centre’s faculty in 2004, and is associate professor of Spanish. In 2011, she was named a Centre Scholar, and in the fall of 2019 she spent six months in

Centre’s history program creates ‘pandemic playlist’ for campus community

During the global pandemic, Centre College faculty and staff have been coming up with fun and innovative ways to keep the campus community connected. Associate Professor of History John Harney did this recently by creating a “pandemic playlist” on Spotify to help bring everyone together through music. Given its positive reception, Harney, along with other

By |2020-04-29T08:38:43-04:00April 29th, 2020|History, News, Remote Learning|

D. Christopher Brooks ’92 offers remote teaching expertise

Dr. D. Christopher Brooks ’92 is director of research at EDUCAUSE, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the goals of higher education through the use of information technology. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University and taught comparative politics and political theory at St. Olaf College for a few years before pursuing

By |2020-04-23T12:11:55-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Alumni, History, International Studies, News, Politics, Remote Learning|

Coronvirus cuts short Centre’s Peace Corps volunteers’ service

The mission of Centre College is to prepare students for lives of learning, leadership and service in a global society, with over 85 percent of Centre students volunteering on a regular basis. And after graduation, many of those service-oriented students opt to continue their work in the Peace Corps. As defined on its website, "The

By |2020-04-20T11:44:05-04:00April 20th, 2020|Alumni, French, History, International Studies, News, Remote Learning|

Karoline Manny selected as ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee’s Featured Teaching Librarian

Centre College’s Reference, Instruction and Assessment Librarian Karoline Manny was recently chosen as the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee’s Featured Teaching Librarian. Several times during the year, the committee selects and interviews a librarian who demonstrates a passion for teaching, innovation and student learning. The feature provides a

By |2020-04-13T11:24:33-04:00April 13th, 2020|Anthropology/Sociology, History, News, Politics, Research|

Centre-in-Washington remote internship enhances Will Dyekman’s ’21 writing skills

History and politics double major Will Dyekman ’21 (Elizabethtown, Kentucky) has the privilege of continuing his Centre-in-Washington communications internship with the Stimson Center remotely. As an international defense and climate change non-profit think tank in Washington, D.C., the Stimson Center promotes international security, shared prosperity and justice through applied research and independent analysis, deep engagement

Matthew Rollo ’22 breaks language barriers during CRAL internship in Strasbourg

French and history double major Matthew Rollo ‘22 (McCordsville, Indiana) is working this semester as an English language teaching assistant at the Centre de Ressources et d’Apprentissage des Langues (CRAL) at the University of Strasbourg. Every Thursday, Rollo observes two intermediate-level ESL classes that are conversation-based, revolving around presentations and discussions. “For example, students have

By |2020-03-12T11:02:46-04:00March 12th, 2020|French, History, Internships, News, Study Abroad|

Collaborative CentreTerm courses allow students to study Alexander Hamilton in New York City

Ben Knoll, John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics, and Tara Strauch, assistant professor of history, taught separate CentreTerm courses that had several collaborative components, including a six-day trip to New York City to see the musical “Hamilton,” as well as conduct historical tours of downtown and uptown Manhattan to visit the locations where Alexander

By |2020-03-04T13:24:19-05:00March 4th, 2020|Academics, CentreTerm, History, News, Politics|
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